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What Woody Woodpecker Can Teach Us About Football

It's football season, which means marching bands, cheerleaders, doing the wave, and crowds going wild when their favorite team scores -- and also more than a few bone-crunching collisions between players, a substantial fraction of which will result in injury...

October 17, 2011 — Jennifer Ouellette

Drug-Resistant Staph Infections in Europe Could Mark Start of a New Epidemic

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona—A relatively new type of drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus could represent the world's next bacterial epidemic, an environmental health expert said here today at a conference for science writers.The superbug, called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain 398, or MRSA ST398, was first identified in an infant in the Netherlands in 1994 and traced back to her family's pigs...

October 16, 2011 — Robin Lloyd

Looking forward: energy efficiency from the computer to the cloud

Last month MIT’s Technology Review reported on a new development that the energy efficiency of computers doubles roughly every 18 months: The conclusion, backed up by six decades of data, mirrors Moore’s law, the observation from Intel founder Gordon Moore that computer processing power doubles about every 18 months...

October 16, 2011 — David Wogan

Is Google+ better for photographers?

I've been playing with Google+ the past couple weeks, and my conclusion is this: Yes. If photographers had to chose between sharing images on Google, Facebook, or Twitter, Google is the standout.Two aspects of Google's new social media network improve on the earlier sites, at least from the perspective of image-sharing: Most importantly, images look fantastic...

October 16, 2011 — Alex Wild

Sunday Photoblogging: Wormhole

At some point the other night, I decided to experiment with rotating the camera while the shutter was still open. Mostly I got...junk. But a few of my experiments turned out pretty neat...

October 16, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

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